May 2016 issue

Youth help shape the future of the NSW North Coast

youth forum - web low res

International wellness chef is now a gastronomy master

Sam Gowing landscape_web

Studying at SCU is a good decision, say local students

Abigail and William McCalman.

PNG students attend graduation in Lismore

PNG business students graduate from SCU (from left) Fraser Lucas, Tiana Kasar, Humphrey Yugari, Amaring Mou and Wasa Malu.

A group of students from the traditional tribes of Papua New Guinea was among more than 250 students who graduated at two ceremonies at the Lismore campus on Saturday, May 21. Graduands from PNG’s Institute of Business Studies (IBS) travelled to Lismore for the life-changing graduation ceremony. The University collaborates with IBS to enable students in Papua New Guinea to study […]

Continue reading...

Marine researcher takes on new role in national coral reef society


Southern Cross University marine researcher and senior lecturer Dr Anna Scott has been appointed Vice President of the Australian Coral Reef Society. The Society is the oldest coral reef society in the world and plays a key role in promoting scientific research on Australian coral reefs. It has around 300 members and celebrates the biodiversity […]

Continue reading...

Students host community allied health conference

Gold Coast allied health students Emma Hoare, Sherridan Leigh, Sarah McCarthy, Laura Burritt and Jacynta Flood.

Students and health professionals shared buckets of knowledge at the Allied Health Promotion Student Conference, organised by Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus students. The ‘buckets of funding’ project, the brainchild of occupational therapy students Sarah McCarthy and Laura Burritt, was one of 24 community projects presented at the conference, as fourth-year SCU students from […]

Continue reading...

Angela’s off to Oxford as community gets behind law student’s dream

Angela Powditch, a Bachelor of Laws student, has been accepted to complete an International Human Rights Course at Oxford University, in the UK, in July/August 2016.

Southern Cross University law student Angela Powditch will be walking the hallowed halls of Oxford University come July after securing a place to study human rights law in the UK, thanks to the generosity of the community. Angela is one of about 70 students from around the globe attending the prestigious and highly competitive four-week […]

Continue reading...

Indigenous secondary students AIME high at SCU

AIME mentor day

Southern Cross University hosted the first Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience program for 2016 at the Gold Coast campus ahead of Reconciliation Week this week. More than 60 students from six high schools in the Tweed area attended the AIME program with Southern Cross University student mentors leading sessions aimed at helping Indigenous teenagers understand and […]

Continue reading...

Never too late to follow your passion

Ed McGlynn, Bachelor of Podiatry student at Gold Coast campus

Keen runner Ed McGlynn has shown it’s never too late to follow your passion, switching from a career in IT to studying a Bachelor of Podiatry at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus. “Before I studied podiatry I was working in IT in Sydney and I wanted to work with people and help people and […]

Continue reading...

Pro baseballer Tammy bats into new territory

Southern Cross University Gold Coast education student Tammy McMillan has represented Australia in baseball

She has represented Australia in baseball and now Southern Cross University student Tammy McMillan is batting into new territory with a diplomatic trip to Indonesia. In a national first, the 23-year-old was handpicked alongside 15 other female baseball leaders to establish a multifaceted sports diplomacy project featuring baseball, anti-domestic violence and mentoring programs for Indonesian women […]

Continue reading...

Postcard to home: Arta Zameni

Arta Zameni

Arta Zameni comes from Iran and is studying occupational therapy at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus. She is almost at the end of her study with two semesters left before graduating. She is the International Students Club representative for the Gold Coast and runs many celebrations on campus, including World Cultural Day and a […]

Continue reading...

Meet the staff: Jacqui Christensen

DSC_0118 - Copy

  What is your job at SCU?  I’m a lecturer in accounting and finance and part of my new role is to assist in the development of the new Bachelor of Accounting degree to be offered at the Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Lismore campuses and via distance education from next year. I was at Bond […]

Continue reading...

Archive of DiscoverSCU news